Indoor activities for when you’re rained in

The rainy days are officially here and the gloomy weather is making everyone want to stay in. I'll admit, I spent the whole day in bed yesterday and I don't regret it. But, since the rain will keep coming for the next few months, it might be a good idea to try and be productive, even at home. You might be too lazy to leave your house but there are activities that you can do from the comforts of your own home. Whether you're by yourself or with your friends and family, here's what you can do when you've been rained in. DIY projects Relive your childhood rainy days by doing some arts and crafts. You can try painting or printmaking. There are also some easy and fun DIY projects y...Keep on reading: Indoor activities for when you’re rained in.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 12th, 2018

Duterte pledges P2B to raise police capability

A day after he rained down expletives on alleged "crooked" policemen, President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday pledged more than P2 billion to enhance the capability of the Philippine National Police (PNP). "I would like to emphasize that the PNP has the government's full support [...] and is fully committed to enhancing your capability," he said during the 117th National Service Anniversary celebration at the PNP national headquarters. "In fact, we have allotted more than P2 billion for the PNP capability enhancement plan," he added. Duterte earlier threatened to kill 102 alleged unruly police officers involved in illegal activities on national television. READ: In profanity-l...Keep on reading: Duterte pledges P2B to raise police capability.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Yanks Judge on fractured wrist: 'Could ve been a lot worse'

By Ben Walker, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge immediately knew something was wrong. He'd been hit by pitches before, and they never felt like this. A day later, the New York Yankees slugger could smile. Sort of. His fractured right wrist will put him out for three weeks, not the rest of the season. "It could've been a lot worse," Judge said Friday night. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said it was "pretty realistic" that Judge should be able to play a game in three weeks. Asked whether that would be a minor league rehab appearance or a return to the Yankees' lineup, Judge said he thought it meant the majors. "With the Yankees," the All-Star right fielder said, "I believe." Judge is hitting .285 with 26 home runs and 61 RBIs. Boone said Giancarlo Stanton will take over in right during Judge's recovery — Stanton has split time in left field, right and at designated hitter. Judge was nailed by a tailing fastball from Kansas City right-hander Jakob Junis in the first inning Thursday night. "I had a bad feeling," Judge said. "I didn't have a good feeling when it hit me." Judge winced, did a quick twirl in the batter's box, slung his bat toward the dugout and headed to first base. A trainer checked him and had Judge do some hand exercises. Judge, who was the DH, stayed in the game and got an infield single the next time up. But after having trouble swinging in the indoor batting cage, he was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the fourth. The Yankees and Royals were rained out Friday night, and Judge spent the day getting treatment. Mostly a mix of ice and compression to keep the swelling down. Judge also has a brace for the lower half of his right arm. He wore it while taking part in a pregame presentation, before the game was called. "It's tough, but stuff like this happens," he said. The Yankees said Judge doesn't need surgery. He was put him the 10-day disabled list and infielder-outfielder Tyler Wade was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees went into the weekend trailing AL East-leading Boston by 4 1/2 games. The teams play four times at Fenway Park next week. Boone said Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks and Stanton will form the outfield for most games while Judge is out. The versatile Wade figures to get some time there, too. There's no timetable for outfielders Clint Frazier and Jacoby Ellsbury to return from the disabled list. Catcher Gary Sanchez also is on the DL and expected to be miss most of August. After the Yankees bolstered their pitching staff this week by getting starter J.A. Happ from Toronto and reliever Zach Britton from Baltimore, there's always a chance they'll make another deal for a hitter before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. "Whether we get reinforcements, who knows?" Boone said. Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray said his right thumb was feeling better a day after it was hit by a hard grounder. The right-hander said he fully expects to make his next start as scheduled. "I'll be ready in five days," he said. The Yankees also said newly acquired J.A. Happ would make his New York debut Sunday when he starts against the Royals. Toronto traded the lefty on Thursday for infielder Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

Alden Richards banners Kadayawan Festival

No less than Alden Richards headlines the list of celebrities participating in the Kadayawan Festival activities on Aug. 19 in Davao. Alden Richards banners Kadayawan Festival No less than Alden Richards headlines the list of celebrities participating in the Kadayawan Festival activities today in Davao. Source link: Alden Richards banners Kadayawan Festival.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News6 hr. 56 min. ago

NCAA: Jed Mendoza’s cry just may be a rallying cry for JRU

The cheers rained down on Jose Rizal University as it scored its first win – on the basketball court, that is – on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Struggling for all of the first round of the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament, those cheers was all Heavy Bombers top gun Jed Mendoza wanted to hear. “Alam ni Lord, alam ng team na gustong-gusto kong manalo. Every game naman, binibigay ko lahat,” he said. Mendoza and his teammates lost all of their first seven games before a league ruling overturned one of their losses and turned their 0-7 record to 1-6 last Thursday. A day later, Mendoza and his teammates were celebrating their first win – on the basketball court, that is. That is even truer as throughout their terrible start to the season, Mendoza has been at the receiving end of heavy criticism. And so, when that final buzzer sounded, the third-year guard could only let out all those tears. “Parang nabawasan ako ng tinik sa dibdib talaga. Ngayon kasi, pag sinabi na JRU, ako nagre-represent e as captain ball and superstar,” he shared. He then continued, “Parang pag binabatikos yung team, ako kaagad e,” he shared. That was why from start to finish of their school hymn, he was crying and pointing at the JRU crowd. “Hindi na para sa akin ‘to, para kay Lord na ‘to, para sa team, para masuklian ko yung binibigay nila coach. Nahihiya na rin kasi kami sa JRU community na todo-suporta pa rin sila,” he said. While he was doing that, his father figure on the team was fighting back tears of his own. “Hindi ako naiyak sa panalo e. Dito ako naiyak,” head coach Vergel Meneses told reporters, referring to Mendoza who was sitting beside him in their first post-win interview in the season. He then continued, “Nakita kong gustong manalo talaga e. I hope yung ibang players ko, madala rin yun.” All season long, coach Vergel has been preaching patience and perseverance for his rebuilding crew. “Nakita ko pa lang sa Filoil (Preseason), prangka na ako sa kanila at sinasabi kong swerte na tayong manalo ng tatlo o apat,” he shared. That is exactly why the Philippine basketball legend, always the competitor, changed up his coaching style for this season. For example, in one instance in the endgame, Mendoza was forced into a turnover which then led to a timeout for Emilio Aguinaldo College. Instead of giving him a scolding, however, the usually fiery coach Vergel just kissed him on the head. All of this, the Heavy Bombers’ mentor understood, will just be part of their process. “We take all the criticism as a challenge. Naging constructive criticism na lang that will help us,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News10 hr. 43 min. ago

Wife accuses husband-cop of drug addiction even before entering PNP service

        A policeman assigned in Taguig City was arrested by joint elements of the Southern Police District (SPD) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Wednesday night for allegedly using illegal drugs and physically abusing his wife.   A report from SPD on Thursday said the suspect identified as PO1 Jeffrey Amador, 29, of Barangay Central Signal in Taguig, was detained after his wife Michelle Amador formally lodged a complaint before the NBI sometime in June 2018 regarding the suspect's illegal activities.   Aside from her complaint, Michelle also filed a case of physical and psychological abuse, which is in violation of R...Keep on reading: Wife accuses husband-cop of drug addiction even before entering PNP service.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

ARMM syndicate invades MM

A drug syndicate operating in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) expanded its operation in Metro Manila, National Capital Police Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director, Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar told the Daily Tribune yesterday. Eleazar said he directed NCRPO’s Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) to monitor the activities of the group and arrest its leaders […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

UPV alumni to reunite with academic organizations

THE University of the Philippines-Visayas (UPV) will celebrate its annual “U.P. Alumni & Faculty Homecoming” on August 23-26, 2018. The four-day event will feature fun and memorable activities such as alumni sports events, homecoming fair, film shows, fora, and a gathering of the alumni with their respective academic groups. Alumni basketball games will hold the […] The post UPV alumni to reunite with academic organizations appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

PNP unveils new recruitment system

With many rookie policemen engaging in criminal activities, the Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday launched what it hopes will be a “foolproof” system of weeding out misfits from its recruits. A day after pushing PNP control of police academies training commissioned and non-commissioned officers, PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde focused on the training system […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Answer to COA: Oslob only gets portion of fees

STATE auditors may have called their attention for their alleged mishandling of earnings from their whale shark watching activities, but Oslob officials clarified that they only get a portion of it. In an interview yesterday, Oslob Mayor Jose Tumulak told SunStar Cebu that the town is generating almost P1 million daily from the whale shark… link: Answer to COA: Oslob only gets portion of fees.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Fruit bats can be Davao’s primary eco-tourism attraction

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – Fruit bats could become the primary eco-tourism attractions in the Davao Region but conservationists warned there must be a stricter measure to control the unsupervised tourism activities that may endanger the population of the bats. Mylea Bayless, senior director for Network and Partnerships of Bat Conservation International, said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Six North Luzon teams reach NBA 3X PH 2018 Finals

NBA Philippines press release The National Basketball Association (NBA) officially tipped off NBA 3X Philippines 2018 presented by AXA with the first-ever qualifiers in North Luzon at Benguet State University on Aug. 11-12. Now on its eighth consecutive year, NBA 3X is staging two preliminary tournaments with the succeeding competition set at the Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati on Aug. 18-19 to provide more male and female players an opportunity to participate in the 3-on-3 tournament. A total of 100 teams from Apayao, Dagupan, Baguio, Benguet and other nearby provinces, including entries from Caloocan City in Metro Manila, competed in the North Luzon qualifiers. Six teams advanced to NBA 3X Playoffs and will compete with teams advancing from the Metro Manila division qualifiers at the Mall of Asia Music Hall on Aug. 25-26. Rieken Espinosa, Dreyxius Castillo, Kyle Patrick Margarata, and Adam Floyd Darden of Team Greyhounds topped the U13 Division, while Jaudenes Parone, Dennis de Vera, Manson Lee Carantes and Francis Almazan of Team SLUA topped the Under-16 division. The other winning teams for the boy’s division were Team Caloocan Supremos C (Under-18) composed of Ryan Ricasio, Raphael Jerhold Flores, Mark Francois Sapla, and Jino Lacsa); and Team UL-Dagupan City A (Open Category) made up of Mario Angelito Torio, Reynald Ballesteros, Robert Caasi Jr. and Julius Tiburcio. In the women’s category, Regimay Castres, Rosemarie Delos Santos, Jane de Vera, and Fionna Kixsha Camangeg of Team Balon Dagupan topped the Under-18 division while Ruthlaine Chlaire Tacula, Raechelle Ann Sao, Ryzelle Ann Limet, and Love Joy Sto. Domingo of Team Pudtol Apayao bested the Open Category. In addition, various media outlets from Baguio City formed teams to compete in the Celebrity Division. The NBA 3X Playoffs will be highlighted by the presence of an NBA player, NBA legend, slam dunk team, and the Celebrity Division starring entertainment and media personalities as well as contests and activities for the family. AXA Philippines is the presenting partner of NBA 3X Philippines 2018. In addition, CloudFone, Gatorade, Panasonic, Rexona, PLDT and Smart will serve as official partners while SM Mall of Asia an Spalding are supporting partners. Official NBA broadcasters for the event are ABS-CBN S+A, Basketball TV, and NBA Premium TV. For more information on NBA 3X Philippine 2018 and the registration process, fans can visit, and @NBA_Philippines on Twitter. For more details on AXA Philippines and their product offerings, visit and»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Monsoon dumps over half of August rainfall in just 1 day

MANILA, Philippines – Thinking that it rained way too much on Saturday, August 11? It turns out that more than half of the expected volume of rain for the entire month of August fell just on Saturday, as the southwest monsoon was enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Aris: No to re-blocking, improve gravel roads

By JUNE S. BLANCO REP. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (Bohol, 2nd District) has expressed anxiety anew over the “wastage” of public funds in the re-clocking activities of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Aumentado says far from being shattered to merit re-blocking, the concrete pavements are still whole. He says the Department of the Interior and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Sunday classes, ROTC, other school activities suspended

Several classes and school activities were canceled on Sunday due to inclement weather. Local authorities of the following areas declared the suspension of classes and school activities: Malabon - CMU ROTC and CWTS classes, LET and CPA review, executive classes in the graduate school, including those for the Malabon City Hall employees and barangay officials, and such other school activities Mandaluyong - college level Manila - post-graduate classes Marikina - all NSTP classes, other school activities both public and private Valenzuela - all classes and/or school activities Polytechnic University of the Philippines --- classes in the College of Law, Open University, NSTP...Keep on reading: Sunday classes, ROTC, other school activities suspended.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

All set for PTT Run for Clean Energy

PTT Philippines, the premier oil and gas company from Thailand, is taking an active role in the promotion of sports in the country. Foremost in the line-up of activities by PTT is the staging of the 2nd PTT “Run for Clean Energy” on Sept. 16 at the Cultural Center of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Couple NPA spies surrender in North Cotabato

A wanted couple who spied on activities of state forces for the New People’s Army for two decades yielded Friday and pledged allegiance to the Philippine flag......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Former ‘surrenderees’ nabbed for drugs again

SAN Juan Police nabbed a 53-year-old woman and hrer cohort who were former surrenderees but have not stopped their illegal drug activities in a buy-bust operation in San Juan City Saturday early morning. In a report submitted to Eastern Police District (EPD) director Senior Supt. Joel Bernabe Balba, San Juan….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

PVL: Tigers extend win streak

Joshua Umandal poured in 23 points to help University of Sto. Tomas preserve its unbeaten record and take the solo lead in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference men’s division on a rainy Saturday morning. Umandal’s scoring barrage piloted the Tigers’ straight sets demolition of Adamson University, 25-22, 26-24, 25-22, at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan for a perfect 5-0 win-loss record. UST also inched closer to a Final Four berth. Umandal pounded 19 kills with three aces and a kill block to lead the Espana-based squad. Manuel Medina added 10 points with all but one coming off attacks while putting up a great defensive performance with 18 excellent receptions. Tyronne Carodan and Jayvee Sumagaysay combined for 17 markers for UST, which rained down 48 kills and survived a fierce battle despite giving away 31 points off errors. The Falcons absorbed their second straight loss after opening their campaign with four straight wins. Team captain Paolo Pablico was the lone bright spot for Adamson, scoring 11 points in a losing effort.     ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

China sends warning to US spy plane flying over South China Sea—report

              A US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane flying 16,500 feet from China's man-made islands over South China Sea was warned six times by Chinese military to get out of their territory.   The flight included CNN International, which was able to witness the exchanges between the US and Chinese military.   "US military aircraft, this is China. Leave immediately and keep out to avoid any misunderstanding," a voice said.   The US Navy crew responded with: "I am a sovereign immune United States naval aircraft conducting lawful military activities beyond the national airspace of any coas...Keep on reading: China sends warning to US spy plane flying over South China Sea—report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

CSC-7 Eyes More Participants for 2018 CSC Fun Run

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is eyeing more than a thousand participants for this year’s 7th Fun Run which will kick off the 118th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service in September. In today’s Kapihan sa Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Cebu, CSC in Region 7 discussed the activities schduled for the anniversary next month. CSC […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018